Because the heatwave continues to chunk, the Yobe State Ministry of Well being and Human Providers has suggested residents to undertake measures to maintain them protected.
Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana, the Commissioner for Well being in a press release on Friday defined that the excessive temperature and intensive warmth may have an hostile impact on well being.
He mentioned the environmental temperature in Yobe State may rise to 45 levels centigrade and above, particularly inside April and Could earlier than the onset of the wet season.
“With the present climate scenario, it’s anticipated that the month of Ramadan for this 12 months 1442 AH (2021 AD) might be throughout sizzling climate. Due to this fact it has grow to be essential to remind folks concerning the impact of warmth on their well being”.
Dr. Gana defined that in the course of the sizzling climate, the human physique tries to steadiness the interior physique temperature to stay secure by means of sweating, “when air blows on the sweat the pores and skin temperature cools after which the entire physique cools and stabilizes”.
“Nevertheless, sweating causes lack of water and a few important electrolytes which might be wanted for the physique to keep up good well being. Due to this fact, the mind sends a sign that causes thirst and naturally when an individual drinks water the fluid misplaced throughout sweating and different means is changed and the electrolytes and different important vitamins are changed from the meals we eat”.
He mentioned among the results of the new climate embrace lack of physique water and electrolytes from the physique can lead to thirst, extreme dehydration, profuse sweating, nausea, headache, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, muscle cramps and discount in bodily exercise in addition to psychological alertness.
Others are problem in respiration, warmth exhaustion, heatstroke, worsening of preexisting continual illnesses resembling diabetes, hypertension, respiratory illnesses, kidney illness and loss of life amongst others.
Dr. Gana identified that a whole lot of individuals die yearly the world over on account of excessive warmth, however mentioned that many of the deaths and sicknesses are preventable.
The Commissioner listed measures that might be adopted as a treatment to the scenario to incorporate, sporting gentle articles of clothes, light-coloured and loose-fitting garments, staying underneath tree shades and environments with a variety of air flow the place the temperature is low and funky.
“Keep away from sizzling and heavy meals as they add warmth to the physique.
“Keep hydrated by consuming plenty of water and extra fluids typically.
“Drink extra fluids, no matter how energetic you’re.
“Steer clear of very sugary or alcoholic drinks”.
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